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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fed up with Overfeeding Wall Street?

By Keith R. Schmitz

If you'd like to kick up a little dust on the ridiculous bailout bonuses here's your chance today.

Maybe the right wing blogs could work up a counterprotest in support of the poor, beleaguered folks who got these bonuses for blowing up our financial system.

By the way, I don't care about the finger pointing since we'll be hearing Harry Truman did this and Grover Cleveland did that, let's just solve the conditions that got us in this mess in the first place.

Here's the info:

First National Protests Since Bailouts Began Will Call on Congress to Take Action To Build An Economy That Works for Everyone

Today -- Thursday, March 19, thousands of Americans will take part in actions in 35 states at the offices of major banks whose behavior before and since the government bailout epitomize an era of CEO and corporate excess at the expense of broader prosperity that has weakened the economy.

As many as 10,000 working people are expected to participate in the first coordinated national public protests since the federal bank bailouts began.

Here in Milwaukee, working families and coalition partners will join together at Bank of America Corporate Office, 411 E. Wisconsin to send a message to Congress that Americans have had enough ⎯ and to call for quick action to pass measures that will help build an economy that works for everyone rather than just the few at the top: the Employee Free Choice Act; affordable, quality health care for all, and strong banking reforms.

WHO: SEIU State Council, WI Change that Works, Good Jobs, Livable Neighborhoods, NAACP, 9 to 5 and others

WHAT: Protest to demand real change to build an economy that works for everyone

WHERE: Bank of America Corporate Office -- 411 E Wisconsin

WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2009, 12.30 pm

VISUAL: Workers protesting with banners, signs

For more information on actions happening across the country, please visit

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